Acts announced for this years iTunes Festival

April 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm (Music News) (, , , , , )

Scissor Sisters, Tony Bennett and Ozzy Osbourne have been confirmed as the first three acts for this year’s festival held in Camden in July.

The news on the BBC website said: “The free event, billed as 31 nights, 62 bands, one venue, takes place at Camden’s Roundhouse.

Further acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ozzy Osbourne, 61, talking to the London Metro said his planned appearance had “all the makings of a great gig”.

“I’ve never performed at the Roundhouse. It’ll be fantastic to do an intimate show there for the fans.”

Tickets can be applied for on the festival website or through Facebook

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Do we really care?

April 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm (Music News) (, , )

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8633339.stm  – clutching at straws maybe Courtney?

Let’s change my name in a desperate attempt  to try and get people to buy my record. The sooner it flops and she realises to give up music the better i think.

And drugs, love,  is the reason you haven’t got your daughter right now.

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Stairway to Heaven voted best rock song of all time!

April 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm (Music News) (, , , )

Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven was voted the Uk’s best ever rock song in a recent poll by radio station Absolute Classic Rock.

The top 5 are as follows:
1. Stairway To Heaven
2. The Who, Won’t Get Fooled Again
3. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Whole Lotta Love
5. Deep Purple, Smoke On The Water.

It is a truely amazing song although in my opinion it can easily be beaten by either Kashmir or Dazed and Confused, i think popularity rather than the song itself got it to the top spot?

On another note check out my review of the new Kids In Glass Houses review on Midnight Mixtape here:  http://midnightmixtape.com/#/album-review-dirt-kigh/4540355228

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Biggest news of the week…

April 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm (Music News) (, , , )

The Reading and Leeds festival line up was announced this week with the main headliners as follows:

Guns N’ Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink 182.

Others to grace the two stages are: Lostprophets, a reformed Libertines, Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore.

The line-up for me is dire compared to every other festival this year. The acts on the bill for the likes of Glastonbury, Download, T in the Park are amazing, Reading however i feel has failed to match this greatness. They are offering a band that unless they do the ‘classic’ Guns N’ Roses songs are going to fail to make any impact, who even brought Chinese Democracy anyway?

Lostprophets i feel may be one of the few saviours of a festival that has one of the most ridiculous price tags attached to it, £180 plus booking fees for a weekend ticket is extortionate!

In other news the former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has died at the age of 64.

The news on Kerrang!’s website read:  “He was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer last October and passed away on April 8 in Switzerland.

“McLaren, along with ex-wife Dame Vivienne Westwood, helped launch the punk movement back in the ’70s.”

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